Month: June 2005

Juan Espinoza

Don’t let the mean scowl and football fool you. Juan Espinoza is more than just a weekend warrior playing football, basketball and other sports. He’s a bicycle commuter. Juan was putting in over 28k miles per year driving to and from work. He finally got fed up with driving in the Southern California traffic and…

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Why they leave their cars at home

EAGLE COUNTY – His friend, Bill Nutkins, calls him a postman – riding through rain, shine, sleet or snow. Tim “TC” Carlson, who received the 2005 Commuter of the Year Award from ECO-Trails, rides his bike 21 miles to work from West Vail to Edwards every day – about 5,460 miles a year. In the…

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The spring of our two-wheeled discontent

Everybody missed spring this spring. From a May so perversely chilly the birds considered migrating back, to a June that was like a mugging in a steamroom, was there even one day in between that could rightly have been termed vernal? No, and I doubt that any New Englanders felt the sting of this injustice…

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People here not rushing to embrace pedal power

If not for the heat, many people might retire their cars and hopon a bicycle, at least until gas prices go down. However, local bike dealers say that may not be the best choice. Terri Berridge, owner of Berridge Bikes and Boards on New Boston Road, thinks people are scared to take to the sides…

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Here's a Good Deal!

Nashbar is having a major sale on “Nashbar” products, 30% off or more! There’s too many good things on sale to list, best thing to do is check them OUT!

Bike for Cancer

Twenty residents from Hopkinton will ride in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the most successful athletic fundraiser in the nation, on Aug. 6 and 7. They will be among the more than 4,000 cyclists from 35 states and six countries who will ride in the 26th annual event, which is co-presented by the Boston Red Sox…

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Don't Let Your Guard Down

Shortly after noon on Wednesday, June 15, four boys, ages 9 to 11, taunted and then tried to rob a 58-year-old woman as she was walking in the 2900 block of East Washington Avenue. They were later arrested and tentatively charged, as juveniles, with strong-armed robbery. At about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29, a…

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Bike Fest Downtown

MARQUETTE – Bikes will take the place of automobiles in downtown Marquette Friday night as the streets are transformed into a race course for the Superior Bike Fest Downtown Twilight Criterium. Streets will be closed to automobile traffic at 2:30 p.m. for pre-race preparations. The race will begin at 6 p.m. Merchants will offer special…

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Bike Arlington

Bike Arlington is an initiative of Arlington County, Virginia – where people have many options for moving about their community. Ultimately, Bike Arlington is an effort to build on an existing partnership between Arlington citizens, businesses and County staff to encourage more people to bike more often. To find out more, go to Bike Arlington.

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